A Man of His Own

A Man of His Own

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Returning home from World War II with injuries that shatter his professional baseball dreams, Rick Stanton is reunited with his beloved dog, Pax, who had been volunteered for the Army's K-9 Corps and who has forged an equally strong bond with a soldier who joins Rick's family.

McMillan Palgrave

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again.

Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out.

All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781427239211
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Wilso 8 discs
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 13, 2016

I really enjoyed this story! I was a big fan of two of Wilson's other books: "The Dog Who Danced" and "One Good Dog." This story takes place post World War Ii. For those who've been critical of the use of expletives in Wilson's other works, this book has less harsh language. As typical in Wilson's books, the characters are expeiencing heavy-duty lfe issues, made more bareable by the companionship of an exceptional dog.

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